THE Crafts Center
Glass Classes

For glass classes and studio use, participants must be age 18 or older and have health insurance. Crafts Center classes are extracurricular, non-credit classes. All classes include a pass for access to the glass studio for the current semester. Workshops do not include a studio pass but workshop participants may purchase a studio pass at the level I price. The studio is available for use without taking a class. More information>


Cancellations: For a refund, the Crafts Center staff must be notified of a cancellation at least 7 days before the class or workshop begins; $10 is non-refundable. If the class or workshop is cancelled by the Crafts Center, you will receive a full refund.

 

Absences: To receive the best experience and get the most out of your class, attendance at all classes is important as there are no provisions for make-up sessions for missed classes.


For NC State Students Only - Crafting in the Afternoon: Sessions E & I. Find all the details on the
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LAMPWORKING 101image of glass beads

Instructor:Betty Fetvedt

A beginner’s class. Make really cool beads from molten glass. Use glass rods and flame to form decorative beads around a metal mandrel. Only basic techniques will be taught. Come and see if you have a knack for working with fire! Supply fee includes glass rods and fuel for use during class. See Betty’s work at www.bijoux-de-terre.com.

 

Wednesday evenings for 4 weeks, 6:30-9:30 pm, January 14 – February 4

 

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Supply fee

$23

Class fee
I = $33
II = $60
III= $67

 


INTRODUCTION TO STAINED GLASSimage of student working on stained glass
Instructor: Deborah Rodgers


Add some color to your world!
Learn to cut, foil and solder flat glass using the Tiffany copper foil method while making a simple sun catcher.  Students in this beginning level class will also create an 8” x 11” panel using a pattern of their choice. The supply fee includes glass and materials used to make the sun catcher and the panel.


Tuesday evenings for 6 weeks, 6:30-9:30 pm, January 20 – February 24

 

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Supply fee
$28

Class fee
I = $50
II = $90
III= $100


INTRODUCTION TO SCULPTING OFF-MANDREL image of glass being worked off-mandrel in a torch flame
Instructor: Jonathan Davis

 

Learn to sculpt glass using torches and small rods or tubes of borosilicate glass. You’ll create small figures, vessels, and other glass sculpture. In addition to the $15 supply fee paid at registration, a $15 material fee payable to the instructor covers all glass used during the class. For more about Jonathan, visit locallygrownart.com.


Saturday & Sunday, January 31 & February 1, 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

 

 

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Prerequisites: Students must have completed the Lampworking 101 or Decorative Glass Bead Making class or be proficient in the basics of lampwork.

 

Supply fee
$15

Class fee

I = $44
II = $80
III= $89


BEYOND BASIC FLAT GLASS image of stained glass box

Instructor: Deborah Rodgers


Push yourself to learn more about the art of stained glass! Explore advanced construction and soldering technique as you create a box, lantern, or a more challenging two-dimensional panel. The supply fee covers a generous amount of glass and other supplies. Solder will be available for purchase.

 

Tuesday evenings for 6 weeks, 6:30-9:30 pm, March 17 – April 21

 

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Prerequisites: Students must have completed the Introduction to Stained Glass class or have equivalent experience.

 

Supply fee

$26

Class fee
I = $50
II = $90
III= $100


CONTINUING SCULPTING OFF-MANDREL student blowing a hollw glass form off-mandrel
Instructor: Jonathan Davis

 

Take your borosilicate glass working skills to the next level! As a follow-up to Jonathan's introductory class, students will advance their sculpting ability while using intermediate techniques to create more complex shapes. In addition to the $10 supply fee paid at registration, a $15 material fee payable to the instructor covers all glass used during the class. For more about Jonathan, visit locallygrownart.com.


Saturday & Sunday, March 21 & 22, 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

 

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Prerequisites: Students must have completed Introduction to Sculpting Glass Off-mandrel.

 

Supply fee
$10

Class fee

I = $44
II = $80
III= $89


LAMPWORKING 102

Instructor: Kathy Driggers


An intermediate class. Know the basics of glass bead making? Then this class is for you. Advance your bead making by learning more ways to shape and manipulate glass to form complex and elegant beads. Supply fee includes glass rods and fuel for use during class.

 

Wednesday evenings for 4 weeks, 6:30-9:30 pm, beginning February 11 – March 4

 

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Prerequisites: Students must have completed the Lampworking 101 or Decorative Glass Bead Making class or be proficient in the basics of lampwork.

 

Supply fee

$23

Class fee
I = $33
II = $60
III= $67


FUSING GLASS FOR JEWELRY fused glass jewelry
Instructor: Danene Groenke 


Learn to fabricate small pieces of fused glass suitable for jewelry. Techniques include tack fuse, full fuse, casting, fire polish, using fiber paper/cords to make channels/holes in pieces, cold working the glass, and attaching jewelry findings to finished pieces. Necessary tools will be provided. A $10 materials fee payable to the instructor on the first night covers a kit of dichroic and specialty glass. Additional materials may be purchased when your supply fee is exhausted. Visit Danene’s website: danenkejewelry.blogspot.com.


Monday evenings for 4 weeks, 6:30 – 9:30 pm, March 23 – April 13

 

Supply fee

$24

Class fee
I = $33
II = $60
III= $67


JEWELRY WITH A FOCAL POINT glass bead pendant and earrings
Instructor: Linda Searcy 


Have a growing collection of lampworked glass beads and need inspiration on how to use them? Incorporate various materials (copper, leather, rubber cording) to make earrings, pendants and bracelets. We’ll make bead caps and closures and learn disc cutting, doming/forming, texturing, wire wrapping, leather knotting, and much more. A $15 supply fee payable to the instructor on the first night covers a kit of leather, rubber cording, copper sheet and wire. Bring your own lampworked glass beads or the instructor will have sets available for purchase. Visit Linda’s website: lindasearcy.jewelspan.com.

 

Wednesday evenings for 3 weeks, 6:30 - 9:30 pm, April 8 - 22

 

Class fee
I = $25
II = $45
III= $50


CNC FOR GLASS MOLD-MAKING (Workshop) image of glass mold
Instructor: Sallye Coyle


We’ll start out in the woodworking studio, using the Crafts Center’s ShopBot CNC machine to create a mold for slumping a glass plate. Then, in the glass studio, we’ll create a 6” x 6” glass plate to be fused and slumped into the mold. No experience necessary, just a willingness to play with color, light and pattern. In addition to the supply fee paid at registration, a $6 materials fee payable to the instructor covers materials for making the mold. Visit Sallye’s website: goodharborbay.com.


Monday evenings for 2 weeks, 6:30-9:30, February 23 – March 2

 

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Supply fee

$15

 

Workshop fee
I = $17
II = $30
III= $33


For NC State Students Only - Crafting in the Afternoon: Sessions E & I. Find all the details on the
NC State Students Only page & view more classes especially for NC State Students.


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CRAFTS CENTER INFORMATION: 919.515.2457